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Comprehensive Snow Leopard Conservation Guide Published

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We are pleased to announce the release of the book Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes edited by SLN members Dr. Thomas McCarthy, Dr. David Mallon. Over 200 authors contributed to this comprehensive guide to snow leopard conservation, many of whom are SLN members. We would like to thank all […]

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Sabin Snow Leopard Grant Program Accepting LOIs

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The Panthera Sabin Snow Leopard Grant Program will be accepting letters of interest (LOIs) from July 1, 2016 until August 1, 2016. This program provides awards of up to $20,000 per project per year to in situ snow leopard conservation projects. For more information on the program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, see https://www.panthera.org/cms/sites/default/files/Panthera_SabinSnowLeopardGrantProgram.pdf

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International Snow Leopard Day

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October 23rd is International Snow Leopard Day! To celebrate, the Snow Leopard Network is launching the updated Snow Leopard Survival Strategy, available here.

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SL Conservation Grants Recipients Finish First Phase of Project

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Congratulations to a group of Snow Leopard Conservation Grants recipients, who have successfully completed the first phase of their population survey in the Almaty State Reserve, and had an article about their work published in the Astana Times. The full article is available here: http://www.astanatimes.com/2014/09/international-team-finishes-first-phase-snow-leopard-conservation-project/ Please note the misprint – they were awarded $15,000 in […]

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First Pictures of Kyrgyzstan’s Snow Leopards

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SLN member organisation the Snow Leopard Trust recently released the first ever camera trap photos of snow leopards from Kyrgyzstan, which were captured as part of a snow leopard population assessment that they are conducting. For more information and to see the pictures, please see http://www.snowleopard.org/first-pictures-of-kyrgyzstans-snow-leopards?pid=111&pageid=7598

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Snow Leopards Photographed by Trap Camera in Pakistan

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Richard Bischof of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and SLN member Muhammad Ali Nawaz of the Snow Leopard Foundation of Pakistan are conducting a Pakistani snow leopard study using scat analysis and camera trapping. Their results so far have recently been published a report in the journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution. For more […]

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Snow Leopard Conservation and Research Facility Planned in Spiti

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The Himachal Pradesh State Wildlife Department and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is setting up a research centre that will serve as a base for a long-term radio collaring project. For more information, see http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/HP-to-launch-snow-leopard-research-conservation-facility-in-Spiti/articleshow/29174501.cms

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Snow leopards get a helping hand from Cumbrian conservationists

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20 January, 2014 A group of researchers from the University of Cumbria will be investigating the Kazakh snow leopard population. For more information and a video, please see http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2014-01-20/snow-leopards-get-a-helping-hand-from-cumbria/

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Ancient “sister of snow leopards” found in Tibet

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Palaeontologists have recently unearthed evidence of a previously unknown species of prehistoric big cat, which is believed to be an ancestor to modern snow leopards. See journal article here: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1774/20132686. BBC article full text: Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24913291 Author: James Morgan, Science reporter, BBC News Date: 13 November 2013 The oldest […]

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Global Cashmere Trade Threatens Snow Leopards

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A study conducted by WCS and the Snow Leopard Trust and published in “Conservation Biology” shows that the increasing demand for cashmere is driving expansion of domestic goat populations, which is leading to conflict between pastoralists and predators in the region, including snow leopards. SLN member Charudutt Mishra conducted the study with Joel Berger from […]

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